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    Born: 1968-11-20, USA

    David Einhorn is an entrepreneur, founder of Greenlight Capital, philanthropist and a fantastic poker players. His biggest win is a 3rd in 43rd Annual WSOP Event 55 – The Big One for One Drop. Despite the fact that most of his money from poker...

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  • David Einhorn is an entrepreneur, founder of the Greenlight Capital, philanthropist and a fantastic poker player. His biggest win is a 3rd place in 43rd Annual WSOP Event 55 – The Big One for One Drop. Despite the fact that most of his money from poker winnings go to numerous charities and foundations which Einhorn supports, poker pros agree that he does have some great poker skills. So who is David Einhorn?

    Story of David Einhorn

    David Einhorn's story begins with his birthday in 1968. He received a BA at the Cornell University in 1991. In 1996 he took his savings of $450.000, borrowed the same amount from his parents and created what is now known as Greenlight Capital, a company of hedge funds. The business took off very quickly and Einhorn became a millionaire very soon. So far, Einhorns assets are worth over $1 billion.


    David Einhorn in Poker

    Einhorn does play poker frequently but he does not have mane wins. Although, his wins are quite large. Until 2012 the largest amount he has won in a live tournament was $659,730 in 2006 when he finished 18th in WSOP 2006 Main Event. But in 2012 July he managed to win 3rd place in a charity event with 1$ million dollars buy in. He was one of the four non-pros out of 8 players overall that starred the final table and he lost with a pre-flop all-in to poker wiz Antonio Esfandiari.

    Largest David Einhorn's money finishes:

    • WSOP 2012 – WSOP Big One for One Drop 3rd place - $4,352,000.
    • WSOP 2007 – Main Event 18th place with $659,730 prize

    Interesting facts:

    • Einhorn had a chance of buying major share of NY Mets for $1 if original owners would fail to follow their obligations. In the end he bought a minor share for $200 million.
    • In 2011 at the annual Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference in New York Einhorn called for Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO since 2000, to resign and 'give someone else a chance' after Microsoft has been exceeded in market value by Apple Inc. and IBM for the first time in 15 years. Einhorn has about 0.11% of Microsoft stocks.
    • Philantropy. Einhorn is an active board member of Michael J. Fox Foundation. After finishing 18th in WSOP 2006 he donated all of his winnings to the foundation. He said all of his WSOP 2012 Big One for One Drop winnings will also go for the charity.
    • Wrote a book in 2009 ' Fooling Some of the People All of the Time' where promised to give away half of the profits from a certain deal. The sum of $6 million went to three charity organizations in New York - Tomorrows Children's Fund, The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) and the Center for Public Integrity (CPI)